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Windows 7: Get back XP Style "All Programs" ?

05 Feb 2010   #1
Merlin2000

Windows 7
 
 
Get back XP Style "All Programs" ?

Is it possible to return the "All Programs" link back to what we saw in XP?

I have a bunch of shortcuts pinned in the start menu, when I click on "All Programs", I have to click "Back" in order to click on the shortcut again.

Also, some of the words get cut off in this new style start menu, and when I mouseover them, Windows 7 automatically scrolls to the right, resulting in not being able to see the first couple characters of the beginning of every word (unless I mouse back over something else).

Hope it's possible


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05 Feb 2010   #2
PC WhizzKid

banned for piracy
 
 

I am not sure if you can actually do that.
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05 Feb 2010   #3
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Try with this links, there is solution
Welcome to Classic Shell
Start Menu - Show All Programs automatically
Classic Shell - CodeProject

Hope this helps
P.S Try with first link first
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05 Feb 2010   #4
BunBun

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's not possible natively in Win 7. However check out Welcome to Classic Shell

I know it takes away some of what is good of the Vista/Win7 start menu but IMO its a much better alternative. You can still pin stuff to the old startmenu the only drawbacks are you lose the quick search bar (if you like it) and recently opened programs list. The writer of Class Shell will possilby implement a recently opened programs listing into classic shell.

EDIT:

Grimmjow beat me to it >.<
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05 Feb 2010   #5
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BunBun View Post
It's not possible natively in Win 7. However check out Welcome to Classic Shell

I know it takes away some of what is good of the Vista/Win7 start menu but IMO its a much better alternative. You can still pin stuff to the old startmenu the only drawbacks are you lose the quick search bar (if you like it) and recently opened programs list. The writer of Class Shell will possilby implement a recently opened programs listing into classic shell.

EDIT:

Grimmjow beat me to it >.<
I've found it in less then minute, just opened search, here in the forum, and typed the magical words It sent me in right direction, guys should try that feature of this forum more often, it works in most of the cases,there are a LOT of posts around here
cheers
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05 Feb 2010   #6
Merlin2000

Windows 7
 
 

Everything about the Win 7 start menu is great, except for the way it displays the programs.

I used to use the run command like a hundred times a day to launch programs, that's changed with the ability to quickly search - I don't even wait for the search results to finish, just type in "calc" and immediately hit enter.

I ran across this website: Get Windows XP Styled Classic All Programs List in Windows Vista and 7 - Tweaking with Vishal



Quote:
It sent me in right direction, guys should try that feature of this forum more often, it works in most of the cases,there are a LOT of posts around here
- The nice thing about additional threads, is that keywords/keyphrases used will not always bring up all the threads.

While this question is specifically dealing with XP and "All Programs", a search for that returned results without XP in the title.

There's nothing wrong with multiple threads, if anything, it helps out the website for search engine rankings.
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05 Feb 2010   #7
Merlin2000

Windows 7
 
 

The last step says to modify this registry key:

Quote:
4. You can also disable the All Programs button in start menu. Open regedit and goto:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
In right-side pane, create a new DWORD value NoStartMenuMorePrograms and set its value to 1

However, I do not currently have this folder:



Quote:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Does anyone else have that folder?
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05 Feb 2010   #8
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Merlin2000 View Post
Quote:
It sent me in right direction, guys should try that feature of this forum more often, it works in most of the cases,there are a LOT of posts around here
- The nice thing about additional threads, is that keywords/keyphrases used will not always bring up all the threads.
There's nothing wrong with multiple threads, if anything, it helps out the website for search engine rankings.
I'm not saying not to ask with new threads and all that. I'm asking to; I mean, there are a lot of smart guys around here, my point was, why not try figure it out by as, you now curiosity and all that Now, when I'm like scared that I'll mess up something, of course I'll ask, as I said, a lot of SMART guys are hanging around here, and of course I would like to read their opinion.
cheers
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06 Feb 2010   #9
BunBun

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Merlin2000 View Post
The last step says to modify this registry key:

Quote:
4. You can also disable the All Programs button in start menu. Open regedit and goto:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
In right-side pane, create a new DWORD value NoStartMenuMorePrograms and set its value to 1

However, I do not currently have this folder:



Quote:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Does anyone else have that folder?
Create it if you dont have it.

I have up to explorer but that key is not in it.
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08 Feb 2010   #10
Merlin2000

Windows 7
 
 

Is it possible to have multiple windows for the All Programs compared to a long list that you have to scroll through?
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